Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra History

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra

Jagannath Rath Yatra Timings, Dates, Procedure, Booking

The annual and popular event celebrated in Puri Jagannath temple is the Rath Yatra which is also known as Gundicha Yatra, Chariot Festival, Dasavatara and Navadina Yatra. It is believed that Lord Jagannath the other form of Vishnu wishes to visit his birthplace at this session hence this auspicious eve is celebrated.

During Rath Yatra 3 Chariots are pulled :

  • Nandighosa – Lord Jagannath’s Chariot – 45.6 feet (18 Wheels )
  • Taladhvaja – Chariot of Lord Balaram’s – 45 feet (16 Wheels)
  • Devadalana – Chariot of Goddess Subhadra’s – 44.6 feet (14 Wheels)

Jagannath Rath Yatra SPECIALITY :

  • Participating in Rath Yatra :
  • Free from Diseases
  • Adds Good to karma
  • Doing penance to bad deeds

Jagannath Rath Yatra TIMINGS :

Every Year

June / July

Celebrated – 2nd day of  Shukla Paksha, Ashadh month

Jagannath Rath Yatra BELIEF :

It is a belief that Lord Jagannath visits Mathura his birthplace,

hence the Rath Yatra is celebrated

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra PROCESSION :

Procession DistanceFrom Jagannath temple to Gundicha temple
Snana Purnima

Idols Are Bathed

(Before Yatra)

With 109 buckets of Water

After Snana Purnima

(Believed that deities fall ill )

Idols Are Place in Isolation till the day of procession

Bahuda YatraAt Gundicha Temple

(For 9 Days)

Suna VesaAfter Bahuda Yatra (11th Day)

 Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra RITUALS:

Chhera PaharaIdols are brought from temple & Placed on Chariots
ChariotCleaned & Swept By The King
Sandal Mixed WaterSprinkled over the are of Chariot

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra CHARIOTS:

Preparation StartsOn the Day of Akshay Tritiya
No . of Chariots3
NandighosaLord Jagannath’s Chariot
TaladhvajaLord Balaram’s Chariot
DevadalanaGoddess Subhadra’s chariot
Chariots pulledBy 50 meters Ropes

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra TRAVELLING FACILITIES:


·       By Rd Via Red Cross Rd – 3.1 Km


·       Puri Railway Station – 7 Km (Approx)


·       Bhubaneswar Airport – 60 Km

For Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra Information and Hotels Booking, Please Call: +91 8500898000 

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